English Literature BA (Hons)

UCAS code Q320 BA/ELit

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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015.  The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.


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Do you love reading and the personal enrichment that comes from studying inspiring literature? This course covers a wide variety of authors and genres of literature and allows you to develop critical skills and a sophisticated awareness of literary debates.

You will study core modules in the major periods of literary history and approaches to literature. Our exceptional choice of options includes everything from American Gothic and First World War prose writing through to Byron and Marlowe. You will also research a dissertation in an area that you find particularly interesting and rewarding.

Teaching on the course reflects the thriving research expertise of English Literature academics, many of whom have won funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) amongst other sources and produced world-leading research. This contributes to stimulating contact with tutors and fellow students so you can make the most of your university experience.

English Literature has a long heritage of rigorous training in intellectual and communication skills and our course has a strong focus on employability. Employers in many different sectors will recognise the value of your degree, keeping your career options wide open. Graduates have taken up careers in many areas including teaching, journalism, publishing and PR, while others have gone on to pursue success in postgraduate study.

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Course info

UCAS Code Q320 BA/ELit

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Humanities

Location Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

English Literature BA (Hons)

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